Caravan of No despair

Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation Mirabi Starr

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On the day her first book came out—a new translation of Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John of the Cross—Mirabai Starr’sdaughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident. “My spiritual life began the day my daughter died,” writes Mirabai. Even with decades of spiritual practice and a deep immersion in the greatest mystical texts, she found herself utterly unprepared for “my most powerful catalyst for transformation, my fiercest and most compassionate teacher.”


Broken Hallelujahs by Beth Allen Selvcove

The losses in our lives are both big and small, and cover a range of experiences. We leave home. We experience physical illness and disabilities. We struggle with vocation and finances. We may long for a spouse or child. We lose people we love to addiction or illness and death.

Instagrammers who talk about death, grief, loss and trauma

instagram logoBarbara Hopkinson @onajourneytonormal

Ophelia Rigualt @coach_ophelia grief coach


Wendy Clough @unintentional_survivor

@lifedeathwhat Life Death Whatever

Anna Lyons and

Louise Winter  Poetic Endings

@theydidntdie  Obituary Euphemisms for Died

How do we say goodbye?


the long goodbye

The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke 

What does it mean to mourn today,does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O’Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to convey the paradox of grief—its monumental agony and microscopicintimacies—an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond.


Death Positivity in the Face of Grief by Megan Devine

Getting through mothers day without a mother by Elizabeth Wade

Surviving the Holidays while Grieving by Lynn Shattuck

What to say when some dies by Laura Munson

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